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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2010 20:06:43 GMT
Norman says:
By the way Tommo! You forgot to mention that other apology for a funny man JONATHAN ROSS.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2010 21:06:42 GMT
C. Gilgallon says:
"I'd like to see you guys try. GITS"

whats Ghost in the Shell got to do with anything?

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Mar 2010 21:17:42 GMT
Norman says:
I've got the GUN if you want it

Posted on 8 Mar 2010 08:48:45 GMT
Bug DeLug says:
If you guys think that some of our homegrown comedians are bad, you should really check out some of the American guys. There is a podcast I subscribe to (The Kevin Pollak chat-show) in which 80% of the interviewees are comedians, and boy are most of them woeful! They are smug, unfunny and have over-inflated egos. Kevin Pollak himself is a stand-up comedian, and though not my cup of tea, he does do some spot on impressions and is an amiable enough host. The show should really be renamed The Egos Have Landed. So let's start naming some of the unfunny yanks for a change- there are plenty of them out there!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2010 09:08:41 GMT
peter kay is absolute rubbish, i bought a DVD of his and it was a repeate of the trype he did on the tv,..... d adams

Posted on 10 Mar 2010 16:08:34 GMT
M. Ellwood says:
Jimmy Carr, why is he on TV, whoever told him he was funny was the biggest liar ever.

Posted on 10 Mar 2010 16:10:09 GMT
M. Ellwood says:
Jimmy Carr should not be a comedian, he is not funny. Whoever commissioned his TV work should resign.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Mar 2010 18:10:09 GMT
You are going to have to be more specific!

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Mar 2010 20:26:58 GMT
Loupop says:
Definitely Ricky Gervais...............! Rubbish!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Mar 2010 13:04:40 GMT
vnllaS0ulMan says:
Regarding unfunny yanks, I do not understand Sarah Silverman's appeal AT ALL! Martin Lawrence is poor as well.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Mar 2010 19:57:09 GMT
Dave, didn't you get the memo? Bob Monkhouse died years ago.

Posted on 13 Mar 2010 23:08:58 GMT
Katherine Tate load of s....t Bring back old comedians morcambe and wise tommy cooper everyone in this day and age f....g crap!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted on 17 Mar 2010 15:10:19 GMT
Stulito says:
I like Sarah Silverman purely for the "I'm doing Matt Damon" skit. Ace
The people who don't like Bill Hicks are probably in advertising or marketing.
The Glorious routine by Eddie Izzard is nearly perfect.
Russell Brand is hard to like, but his podcasts were brilliant and I really miss them(Noel Gallagher helped) His standup is a bit hit and miss i admit.
Peter Kay's timing and deliver is spot on. Its not in Bill Hicks territory but its funny.
I liked Jerry Sadowitz too - guess i like my comedians angry.
Lee Mack is great too.

No stars go to anyone who's 'made for tv' dull and smug. They know who they are.

Posted on 22 Mar 2010 14:23:43 GMT
roastchicken says:
i think jimmy carr is just not funny. also ricky gervais, i never heard of him until he won award or something for office, and thats a load of crap. i dont think much of jack misery dee either. also frankie howerd was great in the carry ons, but he wasnt funny either. i think peter butterworth, sid james, jim dale made those films great. also barbara windsor, hattie jaques, joan simms. i also liked hinge and bracket, clarence, i thought les dennis was rubbish. lee evans is okay, tommy cooper was funnyish and morcambe and wise were great. finally bring back spitting image!. (soz for spelling mistakes)

Posted on 24 Mar 2010 17:20:33 GMT
sharzy says:
I think every comedian going has been mentioned at one point.
The fact is generally the ones on TV r more well known than the 1s in comedy clubs and thats all.
im sure theres a bloke right now in some small comedy club doin his thing makin everyone loool and he'll make it big in a few years an den he'll b up here 2. no ones over rated because the all sell out time and time again. theres obviously enough people out there that rate them high enough to pay money and seem dem.
personally i dnt find ricky gervais, peter kay, lee evens or french and the other 1 funny but thats jus me. i luv both russels, chris rock, michael mcintyre, alan and jimmy carr and a lot of american comedians like kat williams and cedric the entertainer.
every1 has dere own audience and thats all there is to if u fink there funny u laugh if u dnt switch the channel if they really are over rated they wnt be on TV 4 much longer

Posted on 30 Mar 2010 13:20:38 BDT
vnllaS0ulMan says:
Regarding the claims that this thread is a pointless waste of time.

It's true that practically every comtemporary comedian has been mentioned thus far and that nobody is going agree with each other. Surely one way to look at it is that it's like a poll; certain names have been mentioned much more than others, and therefore said names determine who is overrated based on popular opinion. I think Ricky Gervais, Michael McIntyre, Russell Brand and Jimmy Carr have been given the most abuse.

Posted on 3 Apr 2010 23:15:41 BDT
Ricky Gervais. Can't force myself to laugh at him. Same goes for Lenny Henry, he's so full of himself. Smug and extrememly predictable! No-one particularly funny at mo. Where's all the new talent!!?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2010 01:00:55 BDT
Hello Kitty says:
I know i'm way out of date on this (only just got broadband so new to all this!!) but i have to say, your comment made me laugh! There's another thread of 'who's the funniest stand-up comedian' - i reckon you're it, ha ha!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2010 15:15:28 BDT
Mr. S. Reeve says:
bob monkhouse is dead

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2010 01:16:01 BDT
To be fair, the reason Frankie Boyle is funny on Mock The Week is that the panel are given the questions a couple of days in advance, and he writes a variety if responses and tries them out on a stand-up audience the night before recording, picking the ones which get the best reaction - it's a very well-rehearsed kind of impromptu ;o)

In all honesty, I like Frankie Boyle (and I'm a fellow Glaswegian, so regional gags sit well with me lol) but his 'straight' standup isn't really up to all that much :o\

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Apr 2010 13:17:02 BDT
vnllaS0ulMan says:
In stand-up, all Frankie Boyle does is say extremely spiteful things about people, because obviously he's such a breath-taking male specimen himself (note the sarcasm). I realise the whole point of his routine is to be "risque" (or however you spell that), but to me there's never a joke or punchline in these things he says. It just leaves me saying, ".....well that's kind of true. How was that called for?"

Posted on 10 Apr 2010 01:57:17 BDT
A. McDonald says:
Where's the abuse for Sean Lock? I've been more entertained at family funerals than watching him interrupt everyone on "8 out of 10 cats". Anything by Mitchell

Posted on 10 Apr 2010 14:23:11 BDT
MrDave475 says:
Michale Mcintyre is the unfunniest SOB in this country at the moment then there's Adam Sandler that guy WAS funny now he is just doing the same old schtick over and over and over and over again, Russell brand is another unfunny f***er

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Apr 2010 01:16:08 BDT
hobohemian says:
Yes, but remember the golden rule - ANYTHING/ANYONE JONATHAN ROSS LIKES WILL BE UTTER CRAP! Saves one bothering to watch/listen/buy the book etc.

Posted on 12 Apr 2010 01:30:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 May 2011 02:16:03 BDT
hobohemian says:
Oh and I'll be lynched for saying this but the astonishingly over-rated Morecombe and Wise's completely tired-out end of the pier variety routines with Luvvy Guests were utter rubbish. Trouble is, the greatest hits programmes the dreadful C4 insist on thrusting at us always feature 'Expert Critics/Social Commentators' who are so-called Comedians you've never heard of who grew up in the 1970s and think M&W the best ever... Still, it's just one of life's little mysteries, like who decided Julie Walters had any sort of acting talent at all, why Dawn French is worth ANY TV airtime, etc, etc...
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